“Instead of doing drugs I sleep a ton and when I sleep I hallucinate. Some of which proves to be practical and when it is I write about it.” Artfully blurring the lines between dreams and reality, Tesha ruminates on her modus operandi for “So Alive”, her latest creation from her upcoming EP — Dreams Vol. 1.
Originally hailing from Tel Aviv, this present day New Yorker has beautifully crafted a hypnotic soundtrack of psychedelic bliss. Drawing inspiration from vivid dreams, the debut single “So Alive” explores lush rhythms and wistful melodies that are both familiar and unknown. We spoke to Tesha about her new music and creative process.
G—Where and when can people hear the upcoming EP?
Tesha—I’m currently crossing the continent in a van so you can hop in and we’ll play it for you. If not, you’ll have to wait a while and follow me in all of my amazing social media accounts.
We’ve already released two single premiers on Nylon and Wonderland Magazine, and you can find them on my Soundcloud.
G—Given the album’s title, what role do dreams play in your creative process?
T—When I dream it’s like I live in two worlds, so part of who I am is from another world. I started remembering all my dreams like stories. I can tell you a weird story everyday when I wake up. So if you wanna be my bf you should know that.
G—What are some of the major things you learned from working on this EP?
T—That I wanna die holding an iMac mouse in my hand while producing a song.
G—Can you tell me a little more about the song “So Alive”?
T—It’s a love/action story that takes place in the desert. In the end we all dance and learn very important lessons.
G—Will you be going to tour?
West coast get ready, we start February and [tour] until April. We’ll be filming clips and stories for the album on the road so you’re welcome to come meet my crew and contribute!
Sam Himself currently lives in New York City by way of Switzerland. Long before he made the U.S. his home in 2010, he fell in love with soul, blues, rock ‘n’ roll, and country. Spending years creating his own style by merging these genres, the result is an eclectic Americana, unified by his distinct baritone and his guitar-based compositions. “Boatman’s Song,” the first single off his debut LP, describes the individual experience of global injustice. G— What is your relationship to music? SH—Music is what brought me to the US. I grew up in Switzerland, where I immersed myself in American music from a young age. I always wanted to get to where that music’s from, and now that I’m here, I can’t wait to travel the country and see the places where the songs I love were born. G—Can you tell us about “Boatman’s Song”? Sam Himself—Last summer, I went to the beach in Italy. Around that time, news and images of the escalating refugee crisis started pouring in. The people in those photos arrived on beaches like the one I went to, though while I was on vacation, they were trapped in a nightmare. Out of despair, they had risked
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